​​​​​​​​​​​Email Blasts

Tuesday, February 12

Good morning!  

St. Joseph's School will be closed today – Tuesday, February 12, 2019 for safety due to inclement weather and the Environment Canada forecast that includes snow, freezing rain and significant accumulation.

Thank you.

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Friday, February 8

Happy Friday!

Important Items:
·         We hear from the students that everyone enjoyed their extra day off this week.  It's always a little more enjoyable to get an unexpected day off when you never get the normal snow days that our country schools usually do—this was the first in 4 years.  On that note, just a reminder to keep an eye on our Bus Planner website for cancellations:  https://ourschoolbuses.ca/
·         Rescheduled trips:  Just a reminder of the new dates for the class trips that were postponed last week—please see below.
·         Reminder about the upcoming Family Day Holiday on Monday, February 18th – No school.

·         A little pre-planning:  With the upcoming skating days at the end of the month, we ask that parents check on skates and helmets at home.  Should your child need something, please send a note in their planner or call Mrs. Chute in the office.  If you happen to have any extra skates or helmets lying around, we are happy to accept them to help future students too.

·         Please note the correct time for our Ash Wednesday Mass on March 6th is 9:30 am.  NOT the afternoon Mass as originally noted in earlier emails.
·         In an effort to be helpful in your life planning, there is always a list of “Major Events" with dates from now until the end of the school year posted on our website under the “Our Families" Email Blasts (or this link:  http://www.huronperthcatholic.ca/StJosephsStratford/Pages/Email-Blasts.aspx  ) ​

·         Last minute addition:  We’ve just received word that the Bordenball Tournament has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 27th at St. Mike’s.


Week At A Glance

Wednesday, February 13
·         Kindergarten & Grade 1 to Wildwood for Outdoor Education Trip, 11:45 am – 2:30 pm (rescheduled date)
·         Girls' Basketball Exhibition Game at St. Aloysius School, 4-5 pm

Thursday, February 14
·         Valentine's Day.  Red, pink and white Spirit Day
·         Grade 2 & 3/4 to Wildwood for Outdoor Education Trip, 11:45 am – 2:30 pm (rescheduled date)
·         Boys' Basketball Exhibition Game.  Home game vs. St. Aloysius, 4-5 pm

Friday, February 15
·         First Term Report Cards go home!
·         Hot Lunch is New Orlean's Pizza

Upcoming Events until the end of March
February 18 – Family Day Holiday – NO SCHOOL
February 19 – Grade 5 Retreat, afternoon at Immaculate Conception Church
February 20 – Girls' exhibition basketball game.  Jeanne Sauve @ St. Joe's, 4-5 pm
February 21 – Skating at Dufferin Arena, K-Gr. 2 1:00-1:45 pm & Gr. 3/4 & 4/5 1:45 -2:30 pm.  Parent volunteers needed.
February 21 – Boys' exhibition basketball game.  St. Joe's @ Jeanne Sauve, 4-5 pm
February 22 – PJ Day
February 26 – Grade 8's to Conestoga College for Explore Your Future Day. Late return--Pick up needed at 3:30-3:45 pm.
February 26 – First rehearsal for The Passion of Our Lord, Jesus Christ at St. Joseph's Church 4:45 pm
February 27 -- Girls' exhibition basketball game.  St. Ambrose @ St. Joe's, 4-5 pm
February 27 – Parent Council Meeting, 6:30 pm in the Library
February 28 – Grade 6/7 & 7/8 Skating at Dufferin Arena, afternoon
February 28 -- Boys' exhibition basketball game.  St. Joe's @ St. Ambrose, 4-5 pm
March 5 – Skating at Dufferin Arena, K-Gr. 2 1:00-1:45 pm & Gr. 3/4 & 4/5 1:45 -2:30 pm.  Parent volunteers needed.
March 5 – Shrove Tuesday, Pancakes will be served for lunch.  Parent volunteers needed.
March 6 – Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Joseph's Church, 9:30 am (shared with St. Aloysius School/our Grade 7/8 Leading)
March 6 – Girls' exhibition basketball game.  St. Aloysius @ St. Joe's, 4-5 pm
March 7 – Boys' exhibition basketball game.  St. Joe's @ St. Aloysius, 4-5 pm
March 8 – Neon Day
March 8 – Grade 6/7 & 7/8 Skating at Dufferin Arena, morning
March 8 – Grade 7/8 Neon Dance, afternoon
March 11 – 15 – MARCH BREAK – NO SCHOOL
March 18 – Belated St. Patrick's/Green Spirit Day
March 20 – Girls' exhibition basketball game.  St. Joe's @ Jeanne Sauve, 4-5 pm
March 21 – Crazy Sock Spirit Day in recognition of Down's Syndrome Day
March 21 – Boys' exhibition basketball game.  Jeanne Sauve @ St. Joe's, 4-5 pm
March 26 – First Communion Retreat (Gr. 2) at Immaculate Conception Church, morning
March 27 – Girls' exhibition basketball game.  St. Joe's @ St. Ambrose, 4-5 pm
March 28 – Boys' exhibition basketball game.  St. Ambrose @ St. Joe's, 4-5 pm


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For those parents who need lots of lead time to book days off…

Remaining Major Events in 2019

February 18 – Family Day Holiday – NO SCHOOL

February 19 – Grade 5 Retreat, afternoon

March 5 – Shrove Tuesday, (Spirit Services Committee makes pancakes for lunch—may need volunteers)

March 6 – Ash Wednesday Mass, 1:30 pm at St. Joseph’s Church

March 9 – 17 – March Break – NO SCHOOL

March 26 – Grade 2 Retreat, morning

April 2 -- Graduation Photos, morning

April 5 – PD Day – NO SCHOOL

April 9 – Basketball Tournament at St. Mike’s, Grades 7 & 8 (snow date April 10)

April 18 – Holy Thursday Liturgy (time TBD)

April 19 – Good Friday – NO SCHOOL

April 22 – Easter Monday – NO SCHOOL

April 23 – Grade 3 Retreat, morning

May 9 – Easter Season Mass, 1:30 pm at St. Joseph’s Church

May 15 - Parent Council Meeting, location and time TBD

May 20 – Victoria Day – NO SCHOOL

May 21 – June 3 EQAO for Grade 3 & 6 (please try to avoid absences of these students during this time.  Ie. Dental apt., etc.)

May 23 – Kindergarten & Grade 1 Outdoor Education at Wildwood, leaving at 12:15 pm

May 23 - Grade 8 Trip to Toronto with St. Aloysius Grade 8's

May 29 – 31 – Grade 8 Trip to Camp Kintail tentatively booked

June 5 – System Track & Field at St. Anne’s, Clinton (rain date June 6)

June 7 – PD Day – NO SCHOOL

June 9 – Confirmation at St. Joseph’s Church, 2:00 pm

June 10 - Royal Canadian Legion Youth Awards Ceremony, 7:00 pm at new Legion Hall 

June 11 – Grade 2 & 3/4 Outdoor Education at Wildwood, leaving at 12:15 pm

June 12 – Final School Mass, 9:30 pm at St. Joseph’s Church

June 13 – Kindergarten & Grade 1 Outdoor Education at Wildwood, leaving at 12:15 pm

June 18 – Two Pitch Tournament at Packham Road Complex (rain date June 19)

June 20 – FAMILY BBQ

June 25 – Graduation Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, 6:00 pm

June 27 – Last day of school!

June 28 – PD Day – NO SCHOOL


 

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Friday, February 1

Happy Friday Everyone!

 

Important Items:

·         The deadline for ordering February Hot Lunches is today—Friday, February 1st.

·         If you are able to sign up for an use the new School Messenger app, please do so.  Most of the parents who have taken the time to sign up are really liking it as it makes reporting student absences quick and easy! (Information page is attached)

 

Week At A Glance

 

Monday, February 4

·         Grade 6/7 & 7/8 Badminton at the Rotary Complex, pm

 

Wednesday, February 6

·         Grade 2 & 3/4 Outdoor Education trip to Wildwood, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

·         Girls’ Basketball Exhibition game against the Stratford Christian School, 4-5 pm here

·         First Communion Parent Information Meeting at St. Joseph’s Church, 7:00 pm

 

Thursday, February 7

·         Boys’ Basketball Exhibition game against the Stratford Christian School, 4-5 pm here

·         First Communion Parent Information Meeting at Immaculate Conception Church, 7:00 pm

 

Friday, February 8

·         Grade 8 CPR Training

·         Hot Lunch is Pita Pit Pitas